Report from the Save Our Care Homes Public Meeting

A big thank you to everyone who advertised the meeting and all those who attended and helped make it a success. In the event 82 people registered for the meeting and 65 attended all or part of it. This report includes video of the speaker contributions, a summary of the information, ideas, useful online linksContinue reading “Report from the Save Our Care Homes Public Meeting”

Contact your councillor, MSP or MP about the Edinburgh care home closures

Here’s a draft letter for sending to Councillors, MSPs and MPs about the proposal to close care homes.  Please write to your local councillor’s, your MSP and your MP.  You can use the text below, but even better to adapt it and include your own thoughts and comments.  You should get a reply and if you do pleaseContinue reading “Contact your councillor, MSP or MP about the Edinburgh care home closures”

Protesting as the EIJB meets to consider care home closures

As the board met at 10am today, we stood in socially distanced solidarity with the residents, the care workers and with the deputations to the EIJB from the Council unions and Edinburgh TUC. Here is the text of deputations to the board from the Edinburgh Trades Union Council: Bed Based  Care – Phase One Strategy MyContinue reading “Protesting as the EIJB meets to consider care home closures”

Save Our Care Homes

A few days ago the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) announced plans to close five publicly run residential care homes: Fords Road, Clovenstone, Jewel House and Ferrylee homes would be shut completely and Drumbrae would have a change the use to medically-led care of the elderly.If these closures go ahead they will have a majorContinue reading “Save Our Care Homes”

Deputation to the Housing and Homelessness Committee

Hello – I’m Robyn Kane. I’m the chair of the Moredun Multis and Maisonettes Residents Association and a member of the Gilmerton and Inch community council. The resident’s association I represent has 6 high rises and two blocks of Maisonettes totalling over 500 homes. I personally have lived in the high-rises since early 2017 andContinue reading “Deputation to the Housing and Homelessness Committee”

Our City: Housing and Homelessness

This is a report of the meeting on Housing and Homelessness in Edinburgh, which we held on 22nd April 2021. In our recent survey of how Edinburgh residents feel about councils services just under a half felt that housing services were poor and a similar proportions were unhappy with support for the homeless. In theContinue reading “Our City: Housing and Homelessness”

Scottish Parliament Elections 2021

Ask your local candidates to support the ‘Another Scotland is Possible’ pledge Members of Another Edinburgh is Possible worked with Another Glasgow is Possible and activists around Scotland to produce this statement aimed at individuals standing in the 2021 Scottish Parliament Elections. Email the pledge to your local candidates, raise the questions at hustings eventsContinue reading “Scottish Parliament Elections 2021”

The Feeley Report on adult social care

Marlyn Tweedie shares some thoughts on the Feeley report into the provision of Care in Scotland.  The report was published on 3rd Feb 2021 – compiled by Derek Feeley, a former director general for health and Social care within the Scottish Government. The enquiry raised a degree of hope that perhaps a Care Service – adequately funded andContinue reading “The Feeley Report on adult social care”

Our City

‘Our City’ – the full report of ‘Another Edinburgh is Possible’s’ survey of the views of Edinburgh residents is published today. You can read the report online or download it via this link. Here’s the report forward written by Mary Alexander I am delighted to have been asked to write the foreword to this excellentContinue reading “Our City”